Liga de Elite

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Liga de Elite
Country Macau
Confederation AFC
Founded 1973
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Campeonato da 2ª Divisão do Futebol
International cup(s) AFC President's Cup
Current champions Benfica de Macau (2nd title)
Most championships Lam Pak (9 titles)
Website official site

Liga de Elite (Elite League), previously known as Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol, is the top division of the Macau Football Association, created in 1973. As with the Hong Kong Premier League, it is separate from the mainland Chinese football league system, including the Chinese Super League and leagues below it.

Liga de Elite (2015)[edit]

Liga de Elite (2014)[edit]

In the 2014 edition, Lam Pak, Lam Ieng and Kuan Tai all forfeited from the 1st Division before the start of the competition.[1] Lam Pak and Lam Ieng withdrew due to the lack of backing from sponsors and Kuan Tai cited budget issues and could no longer afford to pay some of its players.[1] To solve the problem of 3 sudden vacancies, the Macau Football Association clarified that the 2 clubs that were relegated in 2013, Kei Lun and MFA Development, were invited to remain, and an additional third team would come from the 2nd Division.[2] After careful consideration by the MFA, no team from the 2nd Division was picked, being deemed not competitive enough for the 1st Division.

Previous winners[edit]

Winners were:[3]


Year Best scorers Team Goals
2001–02 Beto Monte Carlo 19
2005 Cheang Chon Man Polícia de Segurança Pública 20
2010 Lee Keng Pan Hoi Fan 9
2011 Kamilo Silva Monte Carlo 38
2012 Gustavo Silveira Avelino
Alison Brito
Windsor Arch Ka I
FC Porto de Macau
2013 Nicholas Torrão Windsor Arch Ka I 23


  1. ^ a b "Lam Pak, Kuan Tai e Lam Ieng não se vão inscrever na Liga de Elite". 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Quem perde é o futebol de Macau". 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Macao – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 September 2011.